Tottenham have confirmed Harry Kane has suffered a torn hamstring but have refused to put a potential date on his return.
Kane pulled up after scoring an offside goal in Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League. The striker clutched his hamstring as he limped off and was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches.
Spurs confirmed the seriousness of the injury via a post on the the club’s official website on Friday. The lack of a return date suggests it is unclear when Kane will be able to train again, but unfortunately hamstring tears have led to lengthy absences in the past.
The statement read: “Following assessment today (Friday), we can confirm that Harry Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during our New Year’s Day fixture against Southampton.
“Our medical staff will continue to review the injury with treatment ongoing.”
Tottenham and England now the face the prospect of playing without Kane for the next several weeks. The 26-year-old has been a talismanic figure for club and country in recent months, so his absence could prove costly to Spurs and the Three Lions.
Heung-Min Son is likely to play through the middle for Tottenham while Kane is sidelined, but there is a chance Jose Mourinho will dip into the transfer market for a new back-up striker.
Kate later posted on Twitter: “Head up. Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”